Sponsored by 101X and Budweiser, the Rock Rose district in the Domain hosted their first ever pub crawl on Saturday, June 11th. 100% of the ‘Buds and Burgers’ ticket sales were donated to the Central Texas Food Bank: Summer Meals that Matter program and all participants received four tasty sliders on their trip around the street.

More than just their familiar names, these downtown Austin staples have brought their competitive spirit up to the Domain (all for a good cause and bragging rights). The four participating bars: The Dogwood, Kung Fu Saloon, Jack & Ginger’s and Lavaca St. supplied sliders and drink specials to every participant. The cook-off idea began in downtown Austin a few years ago when the Dogwood started the West Sixth Burger Cook-off, a similar annual event whose ticket proceeds go to a local charity.

The vote for whose burger was best came down to four judges who ultimately chose Kung Fu Saloon’s ‘The Dank.’

“Our burger is no joke,” said general manager, Joshua Heater. “It’s two cheese and jalapeño stuffed beef patties, topped with bacon, onion rings, more cheese and all the works. Not to mention, all of this is stuffed between two grilled cheese sandwiches instead of a bun. It’s hard to beat.”

The event comes shortly after the announcement of the area’s newest addition, Northside. Nine years after launching, the Domain is well on the way to becoming complete. With more than 20 shops and restaurants committed, it seems that this final phase will seal the Domain as “Austin continued.”

This third installment will consist of 43 acres and 600,000 square feet of space. A welcome expansion for residents of north Austin as the travel time to the downtown area is ever increasing.

“We’re excited to have some new neighbors,” says Heater of the announcement. “We’re really happy with how the area is coming together and know that it is coming up as one of the best entertainment districts in the city.”

Kung Fu Saloon recently announced more expansion plans of their own with a location opening its doors in Midtown Nashville in fall of 2016, their first location outside of the state of Texas. They plan on bringing their charitable and competitive spirit to the Nashville area and hope to continue partnerships with the existing forces in that community. Kung Fu Saloon is always looking for nonprofits to partner with. To nominate an organization, please contact Jessica@kpghospitality.com. For more information, follow on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kungfusaloondomain
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